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Philip K. Dick - Csúszkáló ​valóságok
Philip ​K. Dick egyszerre volt ragyogó sci-fi író és látnok filozófus, aki elmélkedéseit fikcióba ágyazta. Miközben androidokról és virtuális valóságról, skizofrén prófétákról és amnéziás istenekről írt, fundamentális kérdésekkel is foglalkozott: Mi a valóság? Mi az ember? Ebben a kötetben változatos témák és hangulatok mutatják be érdeklődésének széles skáláját, önéletrajzokból, science fiction kritikákból és provokatív esszékből kapunk bepillantást egyedi gondolkodásmódjába. A szellemes, alapos és gondolatébresztő írások tovább gyarapítják Dick szellemi örökségét, és növelik hírnevét.

Philip K. Dick - Solar ​Lottery
The ​operating principle was random selection: positions of public power were decided by a sophisticated lottery. Everyone had a chance, everyone could live in hope that they would be chosen to be the boss, the Quizmaster. But with the power came the game - the assassination game - which everyone could watch on TV. Would the new man be good enough to avoid his chosen killer? Which made for fascinating and exciting viewing, compelling enough to distract the public's attention while the Big Five industrial complexes run the world, the solar system and the people, unnoticed and completely unopposed. Then, in 2203, with the choice of a member of a maverick cult as Quizmaster, the system developed a little hitch...

Philip K. Dick - Human ​Is?
Drawn ​from the five volumes of his complete short stories (also published by Gollancz) this volume represents the very cream of Philip K. Dick's output. It serves both as a celebration of his work, in the 25th year since his death, and as the ideal introduction to his unique take on the world for new readers. As our culture becomes ever more fluid, as fact is fictionalised, as documentary gives way to reality-TV, as our identities are digitised, as globalism runs wild, as drugs become ever more ubiquitous the world is finally catching up with even the most bizarre of Philip K. Dick's imaginings. 25 years after his death we are living in Philip K. Dick's world, this new authoratitive collection of his best short fiction shows us why.

Philip K. Dick - Az ​utolsó szimulákrum
A ​HATALOM CSAK EGGYEL OSZTHATÓ. A háború dúlta Földön a sors és a körülmények egy különös csoportot hoznak össze: egy fasisztát, aki államcsínyt tervez, egy zongoristát, aki az elméjével játszik a hangszeren, egy First Ladyt, aki mindent a kezében akar tartani, és az utolsó praktizáló pszichiátert. És miközben a társadalom tetején állók a hatalomért marakodnak, az elnyomott alsó osztály kezd magához térni a kábaságból, egyre többet kérdez, egyre inkább tudatára ébred helyzetének és erejének. Philip K. Dick ebben a regényben is rá jellemző módon időutazásból, pszichoterápiából, telekinézisből, androidokból és neandervölgyi mutánsokból gyúr egy olyan történetet, amelyben összeesküvés összeesküvést ér, és szokás szerint semmi nem az, aminek látszik.

Philip K. Dick - Kizökkent ​idő
_Volt ​már olyan érzésed, hogy a világon minden körülötted forog?_ 1959-et írunk. Ragle Gumm egy álmos, amerikai kisvárosban lakik, és abból él, hogy mindennap megfejti és beküldi kedvenc napilapja rejtvényét. Egyedülálló tehetségének köszönhetően ő az első számú versenyző a "Hol lesz legközelebb a kis zöld emberke?" című játékban. Egy nap az a nyugtalanító érzése támad, hogy valami nagyon nincs rendben a világgal. Mintha minden körülötte forogna. Vajon kik azok, akik minden lépését figyelik? Miért olyan fontos számukra, hogy ne tudja elhagyni a várost? És mit csinál ő valójában, amikor naponta megtippeli, hogy "Hol lesz legközelebb a kis zöld emberke"? A világ lassan kezd darabokra hullani, és Ragle Gumm mindent elkövet, hogy megtalálja a valóságot. Bármi is legyen az.

Philip K. Dick - The ​World Jones Made
Floyd ​Jones is sullen, ungainly, and quite possibly mad, but in a very short time he will rise from telling fortunes at a mutant carnival to convulsing an entire planet. For although Jones has the power to see the future -- a power that makes his life a torment -- his real gift lies elsewhere: in his ability to make people dream again in a world where dreaming has been made illegal, even when the dream is indistinguishable from a nightmare. In Philip K. Dick's unsettling chronicle of the rise and fall of a postnuclear messiah, readers will find a novel that is as minutely realistic as it is prophetic. For along with its engineered mutants, hermaphroditic sex performers, and protoplasmic drifters from the stars, The World Jones Made gives us nothing less than a deadly accurate reading of our own hunger for belief.

Philip K. Dick - Nick ​and the Glimmung
Nick ​and his family are forced to leave Earth in order for him to keep his cat, Horace - because all pets are now banned, as they use up badly needed resources. They settle on Plowman's Planet, where they discover a variety of strange and wonderful alien lifeforms. But not all of these weird lifeforms are benevolent - and the family is involved in a series of increasingly dangerous mishaps. Can Horace and Nick manage to outwit the Wub, the Werjes, the Trobes - and the most dangerous of all, the Glimmung? Philip K. Dick's only children's book, first published after his death, brings together many of his most famous alien creations in one gently humorous tale.

Philip K. Dick - The ​Gun
The ​Captain peered into the eyepiece of the telescope. He adjusted the focus quickly. "It was an atomic fission we saw, all right," he said presently. He sighed and pushed the eyepiece away. "Any of you who wants to look may do so. But it's not a pretty sight." "Let me look," Tance the archaeologist said. He bent down to look, squinting. "Good Lord!" He leaped violently back, knocking against Dorle, the Chief Navigator. But when they got there, nothing moved or stirred. Everything was silent, dead. Only the gun showed signs of life . . . and the trespassers had wrecked that for all time. The return journey to pick up the treasure would be a cinch . . .

Philip K. Dick - Beyond ​the Door
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

Philip K. Dick - Martian ​Time-Slip
Mars ​is a desolate world. Largely forgotten by Earth, the planet remains helpless in the stranglehold of Arnie Kott, who as boss of the plumber's union has a monopoly over the vital water supply. Arnie Kott is obsessed by the past; the native Bleekmen, poverty-stricken wanderers, can see into the future; while to Manfred, an autistic boy, time apparently stops. When one of the colonists, Norbert Steiner, commits suicide, the repercussions are startling and bizarre.

Philip K. Dick - The ​Unteleported Man
In ​this wry, paranoid vision of the future, overpopulation has turned cities into cramped industrial anthills. For those sick of this dystopian reality, one corporation, Trails of Hoffman, Inc., promises an alternative: Take a teleport to Whale's Mouth, a colonized planet billed as the supreme paradise. The only catch is that you can never come back. When a neurotic man named Rachmael ben Applebaum discovers that the promotional films of happy crowds cheering their newfound existence on Whale's Mouth are faked, he decides to pilot a spaceship on the eighteen-year journey there to see if anyone wants to return.

Philip K. Dick - A ​Scanner Darkly
Substance ​D - otherwise known as Death - is the most dangerous drug ever to find its way onto the black market. It destroys the links between the brain's two hemispheres, leading first to disorentation and then to complete and irreversible brain damage. Bob Arctor, undercover narcotics agent, is trying to find a lead to the source of supply, but to pass as an addict he must become a user, and soon, without knowing what is happening to him, he is as dependent as any of the addicts he is monitoring.

Philip K. Dick - Roger Zelazny - Deus ​Irae
In ​the years following World War III, a new and powerful faith has arisen from a scorched and poisoned Earth, a faith that embraces the architect of world wide devastation. The Servants of Wrath have deified Carlton Lufteufel and re-christened him the Deus Irae. In the small community of Charlottesville, Utah, Tibor McMasters, born without arms or legs, has, through an array of prostheses, established a far-reaching reputation as an inspired painter. When the new church commissions a grand mural depicting the Deus Irae, it falls upon Tibor to make a treacherous journey to find the man, to find the god, and capture his terrible visage for posterity.

Philip K. Dick - I ​Hope I Shall Arrive Soon
A ​diverse, mind-streching collection spanning the stunning career of Philip K. Dick, award-winning author of The Man in the High Castle, this is a must-have anthology for every science fiction fan.

Philip K. Dick - Flow ​My Tears, The Policeman Said
Jason ​Taverner is a Six, the result of top secret government experiments forty years before which produced a handful of unnaturally bright and beautiful people - and he's the prime-time idol of millions until, inexplicably, all record of him is wiped from the databanks of Earth. Suddenly he's a nobody in a police state where nobody is allowed to be a nobody. Will he ever be rich and famous again? Was he, in fact, ever rich and famous?

Philip K. Dick - Blade ​Runner
It ​was January 2021, and Rick Deckard had a license to kill. Somewhere among the hordes of humans out there, lurked several rogue androids. Deckard's assignment--find them and then..."retire" them. Trouble was, the androids all looked exactly like humans, and they didn't want to be found!

Philip K. Dick - Emlékmás
_Az ​emlékeinket megváltoztathatják, de a valóság elől nincs menekvés_ Nem mindenki teheti meg, hogy a Marsra utazzon, ezért a szegények fejébe emlékeket ültetnek be, mintha ott jártak volna. Létezik egy alagút, ami a negyedik dimenzióban helyezkedik el, és pár lépéssel meg lehet tenni benne több száz kilométert. Az atomháború után az ENSZ robotok gyártásába kezd a szovjetek ellen. Az egyik marsi telepre egy vásáros űrhajó érkezik. A Földet leigázta egy idegen faj, azonban a kutyák és macskák meglepő módon életben maradtak. A fentiek között találhatunk már jól ismert és ismeretlen történeteket egyaránt. Philip K. Dick legújabb novelláskötete hat kultikus - többek közt Az emlékmás, Különvélemény és Sorsügynökség című filmeket ihlető - történetet tartalmaz, és további hat, magyarul eddig még nem olvasható művet.

Philip K. Dick - Voices ​from the Street
Voices ​from the Street is not science fiction, but rather an American realist novel. Stuart Hadley is a young radio-electronics salesman in early 1950s Oakland, California. Hadley is also an angry young man - an artist, a dreamer, a screw-up. He has what many would consider the ideal life; a nice house, a pretty wife, a decent job with prospects for advancement, but he still feels unfulfilled; something is missing from his life. He first tries to fill his void with drinking and sex, and then with religious fanaticism, but nothing seems to work, and it is driving him crazy. He reacts to his wife's love and the kindness of his employer with anxiety and fear. This is the story of Hadley's descent into depression and madness, and the story of his redemption. Voices from the Street is one of the earliest books that Philip K. Dick ever wrote, and his only novel that has never been published, not even in a small-press edition. Mostly known in his lifetime as a science fiction writer, Philip K. Dick has developed a reputation as an American writer whose powerful vision became an ironic reflection of the present. This novel completes the publication of his canon.

Philip K. Dick - The ​Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
In ​the overcrowded world and cramped space colonies of the late 21st century, tedium can be endured through the use of the drug Can-D, which enables the user to inhabit a shared illusory world. When industrialist Palmer Eldritch returns from an interstellar trip, he brings with him a new drug, Chew-Z, which is far more potent than Can-D, but threatens to plunge the world into a permanent state of drugged illusion controlled by the mysterious Eldritch. THE THREE STIGMATA OF PALMER ELDRITCH is, by universal consent, one of his three key novels, and the book in which he first took his perennial interest in the fragile nature of reality to a new level of imaginative intensity.

Philip K. Dick - The ​Man in the High Castle
Imagine ​the world if the Allies had lost the Second World War... Philip K. Dick is tripping the switches of our minds with his vision of the world as it might have been: the African continent virtually wiped out, the Mediterranean drained to make farmland, the United States divided betwwen the Japanese and the Nazis... In the neutral buffer zone that divides the rival superpowers in America lives the author of an underground bestseller. His book - a rallying cry for all those who dream of overthrowing the occupiers - offers an alternative theory of world history. Does 'reality' lie with him, or is his world just one among many others?

Philip K. Dick - Szárnyas ​fejvadász
21. ​századi fejvadász... Rick Deckard naphosszat a jövőbeli metropolisz utcáit rója. Feladata: szökevény androidok, a replikánsok felkutatása és megsemmisítése. Új megbízatása azonban Nexus-6 harci egységekre szól - és Deckard hamarosan azon kapja magát, hogy vadászból vad, üldözőből üldözött lett...

Philip K. Dick - Do ​Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
World ​War Terminus had left the Earth devastated. Through its ruins, bounty hunter Rick Deckard stalked, in search of the renegade replicants who were his prey. When he wasn't 'retiring' them with his laser weapon, he dreamed of owning a live animal -- the ultimate status symbol in a world all but bereft of animal life. Then Rick got his chance: the assignment to kill six Nexus-6 targets, for a huge reward. But in Deckard's world things were never that simple, and his assignment quickly turned into a nightmare kaleidoscope of subterfuge and deceit -- and the threat of death for the hunter rather than the hunted...

Philip K. Dick - The ​Eye of The Sibyl
Many ​thousands of readers consider Philip K. Dick the greatest science fiction mind on any planet. Since his untimely death in 1982, interest in Dick's works has continued to mount and his reputation has been further enhanced by a growing body of critical attention. The Philip K. Dick Award is now given annually to a distinguished work of science fiction, and the Philip K. Dick Society is devoted to the study and promulgation of his works. This collection includes all of the writer's earliest short and medium-length fiction (including some previously unpublished stories) covering the years 1952-1955. These fascinating stories include We Can Remember It for You Wholesale, The Cookie Lady, The World She Wanted, and many others. "A useful acquisition for any serious SF library or collection". -- Kirkus Reviews "The collected stories of Philip K. Dick is awe inspiring". -- The Washington Post "More than anyone else in the field, Mr. Dick really puts you inside people's minds". -- Wall Street Journal

Philip K. Dick - Figyel ​az ég
MINDEN ​VILÁGNAK MEGVAN A MAGA ISTENE. CSAK JÓ LENNE TUDNI, KI AZ. Jack Hamiltont, a feleségét és másik hat embert baleset ér a Belmont Bevatron protonsugárdeflektorában. Egy robbanás a részecskegyorsítóba taszítja őket, és az óriási mágnest védő fémhálón keresztül mindannyian belezuhannak az energianyalábba. Amikor Hamilton magához tér, látszólag minden rendben van. De csak látszólag. A feleségével együtt lassan kezdenek ráébredni, hogy a dolgok most másképpen működnek, mint ahogyan azt megszokták. Ebben a világban a hazugságért isteni büntetés jár, a hitetlenségért pedig halál. Milyen világba érkeztek? Miféle őrült istenség figyeli őket az égből? Hogyan tudnak innen megmenekülni? És ha egyszer megmenekülnek, vajon kinek a világába kerülnek legközelebb?

Philip K. Dick - Transz
A ​Föld 2004. évében is a HATALOM a cél, a fegyver félelmetes - pszichológiai. Lilo Topchev és Lars Powderdry, a "kiválasztottak" transzállapotban dolgozó fegyvertervezők nehéz helyzetbe kerülnek... A szerelem, az örök emberi érzés összeköti, de hovatartozásuk szétválasztja őket...

Philip K. Dick - Az ​Alfa hold klánjai
A ​Holdat őrültek lakják. De azok sem normálisak, akik el akarják foglalni. Az Alfa III M2 hold egészen mostanáig senkit sem érdekelt. A volt elmegyógyintézet kezeltjeiből álló telepesek klánokba szerveződve és viszonylagos nyugalomban élték skizofrén, paranoiás, mániákus, hebefrén, rögeszmés-kényszeres, depresszív vagy polimorfikus skizofrén életüket. De a látomások most valami kívülről érkező szörnyű veszély eljövetelét jelzik. Chuck Rittersdorf a CIA ügynökeként dolgozik a Földön, a házassága darabokra hullott, pszichiáter felesége az Alfa III M2 holdra készül utazni. Chuck azonban nem törődik bele ilyen könnyen a helyzetbe, és a saját kezébe próbálja venni az események alakulását. Az eddig békés hold hamarosan nemcsak kettejük ádáz harcának, hanem egy galaktikus összecsapásnak is a helyszínévé válik.

Philip K. Dick - Philip K. Dick - The ​Simulacra
A ​few years from now the President of the USA will be an android and his entire government a fraud. Everyone in the country is maladjusted. Doesn't seem possible, does it? Welcome to the world of Dr. Superb, the sole remaining psychotherapist. Philip K. Dick tells a story of desperate love, lethal body odour and an attempted fascistic takeover of the USA and shows that there is always another layer of conspiracy beneath the one we see.

Philip K. Dick - Philip K. Dick - The ​Simulacra
A ​few years from now the President of the USA will be an android and his entire government a fraud. Everyone in the country is maladjusted. Doesn't seem possible, does it? Welcome to the world of Dr. Superb, the sole remaining psychotherapist. Philip K. Dick tells a story of desperate love, lethal body odour and an attempted fascistic takeover of the USA and shows that there is always another layer of conspiracy beneath the one we see.

Philip K. Dick - Szabad ​Albemuth Rádió
Az ​1960-as évek végén egy tehetségtelen, paranoiás ember jutott be a Fehér Házba, és egész Amerikát gonosz háborúra uszította egy képzelt belső ellenség ellen. Philip K. Dick – aki ezúttal szereplője saját regényének – azon igyekszik, hogy ne legyen ő is a háború áldozata. Közben a legjobb barátja, Nicholas Brady egy földönkívüli entitás adását fogja, aki talán maga Isten, és azt akarja tőle, hogy döntse meg az Elnök rémuralmát. Posztumusz megjelent regényében Philip K. Dick a Kamera által homályosan és a Valis regényeinek témáját összeolvasztva, vad, szenvedélyes művet alkotott, amely az Egyesült Államok történetének egy alternatíváját kínálja. A Szabad Albemuth Rádió fojtogatóan izgalmas, komoran humoros, és annyi összeesküvés-elméletet vonultat fel, hogy az még a legedzettebb paranoiást is megbizsergeti.

Philip K. Dick - Lies, ​Inc.
A ​masterwork by Philip K. Dick, this is the final, expanded version of the novellla The Unteleported Man, which Dick worked on shortly before his death. In Lies, Inc., fans of the science fiction legend will immediately recognize his hallmark themes of life in a security state, conspiracy, and the blurring of reality and illusion. This publication marks its first complete appearance in the United States. In this wry, paranoid vision of the future, overpopulation has turned cities into cramed industrial anthills. For those sick of this dystopian reality, one corporation, Trails of Hoffman, Inc., promises an alternative: Take a teleport to Whale's Mouth, a colonized planet billed as the supreme paradise. The only catch is that you can never comeback. When a neurotic man named Rachmael ben Applebaum discovers that the promotional films of happy crowds cheering their newfound existence on Whale's Mouth are faked, he decides to pilot a scapeship on the eighteen-year journey there to see if anyone wants to return.

Philip K. Dick - The ​Penultimate Truth
World ​War III is raging - or so the millions of people crammed in their underground tanks believe. For fiteen years, subterranean humanity has been fed on daily broadcasts of a never-ending nuclear destruction, sustained by a belief in the all powerful Protector. Now someone has gone to the surface and found no destruction, no war. The authorities have been telling a massive lie. Now the search begins to find out why.

Philip K. Dick - Ray Faraday Nelson - The ​Ganymede Takeover
First ​published, in paperback, in 1967, this is one of two novels Dick wrote in collaboration. Stylistically, it is typical Dick, but it lacks the gravity and conviction of most of his other novels. It's set in the 21st century when the Earth has been conquered by a race of alien, telepathic, wormlike creatures, one of whom, Mekkis, is attracted to the theories of the psychologist Rudolph Balkani. Although ostensibly a ``wik'' or worm-kisser (i.e., one who freely serves the Ganymedians), Balkani is a complex man whose allegiances and motives are not easily discerned; indeed, Mekkis's attraction to his ideas leads to the worms' undoing. Other characters include the musicologist Joan Hiashi, whom Balkani unsuccessfully pursues, and Percy X, the black revolutionary who represents the ony overt resistance to the worms. Characterizations are unusually weak for Dick, and the ultimate instrument of the alien downfall--Dr. Balkani's ``hell-machine,'' which distorts reality--cannot summon up in the reader the ontological confusion and terror that drives Dick's best work.

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